Pirate or Puritan: Which one are you? Part I: Answer the following questions on Bradford. (These are the same questions from the Observe page.) 1. In complete sentence format, list three specific details you learned about William Bradford from this reading.I learned from this reading that Braford used Plain Style in his writing, he was a English Seperatist learder of settlers at Plymouth colony in Massachusetts, and he served as govenor. 2. In two sentences, explain why you think Bradford is significant in American history.Bradford is significant in American history because of the journal he wrote. He was also important because he was the first civil authority to designate American cultur views on Thanksgiving. 3. What personal tragedy occurred while the Mayflower was anchored off Provincetown Harbor? (Remember, use complete sentences please)When the mayflower was anchored off in Provincetown Harbor Bradford’s wife ,Dorthy, fell off the ship and died.Part II: Write your own journal entry!Write your own journal entry using the information below. Choose one of the following perspectives:|
Option Two: Write your own journal entry from the perspective of a member of Bradford's colony. What do you think of these unruly pirates? What shocks you the most about these surly characters? How do the manners of the pirates differ from yours? Visit the Calvinism in New England Puritan Culture web site. This site will assist you in providing examples of Puritan culture.|
It is year 1646 and about a month ago 3 ships came into our harbor. These ships were filled with unruly lusty pirates. I’m tired of the mess they brought into our town. These pirates disregard the 5 points and our being is nothing but subsistence in god. I am appauled by this incident with the captain and the crew. I think Captain Thomas Cormwell got what he deserved. I’m tired of these scandals and I want these pirates to leave.